Nigel Cabourn Surface Jacket
Even though it’s still Winter and it’s still (as I write this anyway) 2010 that doesn’t stop next season’s gear starting to hit the stores. One of the first pieces from Nigel Cabourn’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection has appeared recently in the form of this Surface jacket in oilcloth cotton.
Oilcloth cotton is basically as the name suggests – it’s cotton that’s coated in a layer real refined oil, making it waterproof and hard wearing. It was a process originally developed for British Fishermen, where the fabric was lauded for its ability to stand up against the harsh British seas.
The jacket is made in Scotland and features a fixed hood with waxed cotton knoted pulls, a two way riri zip in brushed steel that sits on an orange contrast placket and then press stud fastens over it for extra protection. This protection from the elements is continued with the collar which has a storm flap that fastens across the throat via a tan leather buckle.
Other details include two front bellows pockets, a belted waist (featuring the same style of leather buckle as the collar), underarm vents and a drawstring hem. The sleeves are reinforced and also feature adjustable vented cuffs for extra adjustment. Internally, the jacket is partially lined in cotton with a pair of vertical chest pockets. It’s available in either red, green of blue and is at the moment available from either Coggles or End Clothing.
For more information on the brand, or to find a stockist, go to the website here: Nigel Cabourn.